Monday, March 14, 2011

Non Bake Durian Cheesecake



This cake was made quite sometimes ago, when my health still have not deteriorated till current stage that most of the times after office hours, I only wish to lay on bed, sleep or do nothing.


The cake was the dessert after our dinner, I invited dear mum, sister and brother and of course, their partners over to my place for Laksa Steamboat.

I decided to make this non bake durian cheesecake from Kitchen Corner that I had bookmarked long time ago since non bake is much easier for me to manage and also I still have one big tub of durian pulp in my freezer.

I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #5 : Fruity March (March 2011) hosted by myself.

Ingredients :
Biscuit Base:

100 gm Digestive Biscuits - crushed with roller
40 gm melted butter

Mix them together and press into an 8" springform tin. Bake at 200C for 5 mins and chill it once cool.

Durian cream cheese filling adapted from Kitchen Corner with some modification.

Cream Cheese Filling:
350g cream cheese
40g caster sugar
450g durian flesh
350 whipping cream (I used dairy)
1 tablespoon gelatin
3 tablespoon water

Method :
1. Measure water into a bowl and sprinkle in the gelatin (without stirring with a spoon). Set aside to allow the gelatin grains to swell (10 mins) before setting the bowl over a pot of simmering hot water. Stir with a spoon and once the gelatin melts, remove the bowl from the pot and set aside to cool to room temperature)
2. In a mixer, whip the whipping cream until thicken but not over whipped. (I whipped till like mousse.)
3. In a mixer (no need to wash after whipping cream) , cream the cheese and sugar on high speed till smooth, beat in the gelatine mixture.
4. Stir in durian flesh until well combine.
5. Fold in the whipped cream until well combine.
6. Pour the mixture into the biscuit base and chill or freeze in the fridge for mininum 4 hours or overnight.

Verdict?
As I freezed the cake, it tasted so much like thick and tasty durian ice cream. Although everyone were so full after the steamboat dinner, but still managed to finish the big slice of cake, including dear daughter. Everyone raved about it, yum yum.

38 comments:

  1. I can finish too!!!
    I cannot resist durian bakes.

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  2. Looks so rich and yummy ! Ohh.. I love chilled durians... this definitely tastes very very nice when it is very chilled !

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  3. Jess, this is the way to do it! I love durians but have always felt that durians should never be baked. This is perfect!

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  4. My husband love durian, I must do this for him one day.

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  5. With durian cake as inviting as this, I would finish off a big slice too. Anyway, get well soon =)

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  6. Jess, the cheesecake looks so creamy and I think durian season is starting again too. Saw some at Bugis Village this afternoon.

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  7. Laksa steambot? This is the first time I heard about it. Laksa is my favourite, especially Penang's laksa.

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  8. oh gosh! sinful rich durian!! my favorite! your cheesecake looks so creamy and irresistible!

    can i ask if storing durians in a sealed container in the freezer will cause the freezer to smell a bit of the durianish smell? :P cos tot i'll do the same as well hehe

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  9. Nice bake, Jess! Hope you're well, dear. Take care and take more rest.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  10. wow this is a first time i've seen a non-bake durian cheesecake and it looks really yummy :)

    hope you eventually get well soon!

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  11. i love durian very much,so i m sure wil like this,thanks for sharing^^

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  12. mmm, this must be rich and creamy. Even if it's near to durin ice cream, i dont mind having a piece at all!! keep well!

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  13. Oh... I love durian! This cheesecake looks sensational.

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  14. Durian, my favourite of all, keke...

    U feeling better?

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  15. hmmmm...durian cheesecake...i can smell the fragrance right now . hehe

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  16. Yummy durian cheesecake! It looks like frozen and can probably pass off as durian ice cream cheesecake?
    Anyway, please take care of yourself. Don't work so hard until you neglect your health yah? Healthy and family more important above everything else! :)

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  17. The durian cheesecake looks so perfect! its a pity i don't take durian haha!

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  18. Jess..pleaseeeeeee..give me a slice... =)~~~~~

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  19. Hope you are better now - nothing beats good health.

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  20. I think I can almost smell your durian cake from my screen...it looks so good...moist and dense.

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  21. i love durian and this look so nice and yummy! (:
    take good care! get well soon (:

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  22. I drooling about it now! Durian with cheesecake .... it's delicious!

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  23. awesome, delicious, beautiful...all in one recipe :) Love the no bake version, Jess!

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  24. Jess, pls take good care of yourself ya.

    The durian cheesecake looks fantastic, like it very much ^_^

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  25. Hi Jean, sorry for late reply. I used many layers of cling wrapped to wrap the plastic container tightly then lastly, sealed it up with plastic bag. So far, no durianish smell in my freezer :).

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  26. i tried your recipe and it was perfect!

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  27. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I tried it today and it's great! Only thing was I didn't bake the biscuits. What's the purpose of baking it for 5 mins? Mine turned out great without baking too.

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  28. Hi Sandra

    It is not neccessary to bake the biscuits base but I like to bake it cos it will taste more crunchy.

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  29. Hi...Searching for the durian cheese cake...so craving it since i am on dieting mode..huhu...i am gonna try this after i lose 10 kg...thanks for sharing super simple cheese cake

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  30. Hi Jess

    I made this today but was the texture suppose to be watery like mousse? If i put in the freezer and its harden then by how long i should eat it because i need to bring to my office and im afraid it might melt.Thanks!

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  31. hi Tracy the mixture is like mousse but with the gelatin it will harden when you put in fridge, if u prefer ice cream kind then put in freezer. if u gonna transport to your office, is better freeze for a few hours but it might still melt a bit depending on how long the journey n also the weather unless u keep in cooler bag.

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  32. Hi Jess,
    Can I ask a question that is why the biscuits base turned out very hard and when cut it broken in few pieces. Could be I pressed the biscuits to hard to the base? By the way, may I know how many inch pan you use for this chilled durian cheesecake.

    Regards
    Mary

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    1. Hi Mary

      You may add too much butter or over bake the biscuit base that caused it to be too hard. So far I always pressed very very hard to the base cos afraid that the base might loose when cutting and so far I didnt encounter hard biscuit base. I used 8" round cake pan.

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  33. How long do I whip the cream? It doesn't turn out soft peak after 2 minutes high speed of electric whisk.
    When fold in the cream, is using hand whisk to combine or electric whisk?

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    1. Hi I cant recall how long do you need to whip the cream but it isn't very long, you whip until like mousse or like mayonaise kind of texture.

      I used plastic spatula for folding.

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  34. Hi jess! How much i've to put in whipping cream? 350ml or 350gm??

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